IIAS produces a wide variety of publications, such as the quarterly IIAS Newsletter and academic monographs and edited volumes. The aim of IIAS Publications Series is to promote Asia-Europe Studies. The series consists of Monographs and Edited Volumes. It includes comparative research on Europe and Asia and results from cooperation between European and Asian scholars. The International Institute for Asian Studies stimulates scholarship on Asia and is instrumental in forging research networks among Asia scholars worldwide.
Even as borders are increasingly being bridged today through international cooperation, many border peoples across the world live precarious existences in military battle zones. Bringing together essays by anthropologists, historians, and ethnomusicologists, this Focus section refocuses the readers’ gaze on militarized borderlands in Asia. The articles portray the far-reaching impacts of militarization on those who live in the immediate proximity of the border, as well as on those who move away. All the articles share a concern for the travails of the people living in militarized borders, and their attempts to cope or overcome, in symbolic, material, and imagined forms.
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